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Casanova 70 (1965)

Casanova '70 (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy | 11 August 1965 (France)
The amorous adventures of Andrea Rossi-Colombotti, an army officer who finds pleasure with beautiful women in life-threatening situations.

Director:

Mario Monicelli

Writers:

Agenore Incrocci (story and screenplay) (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (story and screenplay) (as Scarpelli) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Il maggiore Andrea Rossi-Colombotti
Virna Lisi ... Gigliola
Marisa Mell ... Thelma
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Lo psicanalista (as Enrico M. Salerno)
Liana Orfei ... La domatrice di leoni
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Il monsignore
Beba Loncar ... La ragazza del museo
Moira Orfei ... Santina
Margaret Lee ... Lolly
Rosemary Dexter ... La cameriera
Jolanda Modio ... Addolorata
Seyna Seyn Seyna Seyn ... Indonesian Airline Hostess
Luciana Paoli Luciana Paoli ... La moglie del droghiere
Ivo Garrani Ivo Garrani ... Il avvocato
Mario Feliciani ... Il procuratore
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Storyline

Andrea Rossi-Colombotti, a U.N. official and modern-day Casanova, cannot get aroused unless there's danger in sex, but women and society are too compliant, so he's often impotent. A psychiatrist warns him it will get worse, and he should be celibate. Andrea tries and fails at that, abandons his fiancée, finds the occasional life-threatening liaison, and pursues a woman tethered to a dull but murderous husband. Will Andrea find pleasure and fulfillment, or is he doomed to pursue and then go limp when the pursuit is successful? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Greatest Under "Cover" Man of the Century See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 August 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Casanova 70 See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film, as its tagline states, was shot on location in the countries of Italy, Burma, Switzerland, France and Germany. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Gigliola: Andrea, come to bed...
Major Andrea Rossi-Colombotti: Yes, my darling. I am coming.
[Andrea climbs on to the ledge and attempts to break into the bedroom]
Gigliola: ANDREA! What are you doing?
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Crazy Credits

The composer's credit (Armando Trovajoli) is in the form of a ringing bell. See more »

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Anema e core
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Colourful Sixties Italian comedy
20 November 2004 | by michelerealiniSee all my reviews

"Casanova '70" is a colourful movie directed by Mario Monicelli, one of the Italian comedy masters. The film follows the sexual adventures of Andrea (Marcello Mastroianni), a handsome "Casanova" who thinks being impotent, in reality he only needs danger for being excited and conquer women...

The film is a product of its time (we clearly see that we're in 1965!), but it's funny and teases the myth of Italian "macho". The merit of the picture is talking about sex without being vulgar. Mastroianni shows a comical approach and is at ease, also the rest of the cast enjoy (we see, among others, gorgeous women like Virna Lisi, Michèle Mercier and Marisa Mell...). In a role -Mell's husband- we find Italian director Marco Ferreri, famous for "outrageous" movies like "La grande bouffe", "Tales of ordinary madness", "Bye bye Monkey" and long time friend of Marcello Mastroianni.

Once more, when we see such films we miss an extremely vivacious Italian cinema which doesn't exist any more.


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